Category - david cameron

  • 10 Mar 2013

    Not long ago, a solicitor who has recently started attending Quaker Meetings for Worship told me that over a lifetime of practice, he had on many occasions been impressed by Friends who would put themselves at a legal and financial disadvantage by strict adherence to the truth. Although this is by no means a virtue confined to Quakers, its absence is perhaps more common than its presence and has in recent weeks, come into sharp political focus.

  • 21 Feb 2013

    Prime Minister David Cameron, in defending his decision to refuse an official apology for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in India (known popularly as the Amritsar massacre), declared that it would be "wrong" to "reach back into history" and apologise for the misdemeanours of British colonialism.

  • 8 Feb 2013

    For several weeks at Prime Minister’s Questions, David Cameron has been asked about foodbanks. Each week he has had a request by an MP to visit a foodbank in their constituency, to speak to the people who run them, and to the people who rely on them to feed themselves and their families.

  • 26 Jan 2013

    Tax justice campaigners have responded to the UK Prime Minister's recent World Economic Forum speech in Davos by calling for firm action to match his words.

  • 23 Jan 2013

    Some highly varied responses have been forthcoming to PM David Cameron's promise of an 'in/out' referendum on UK European Union membership.

  • 23 Jan 2013

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been challenged to call on Vietnam’s government to halt its crackdown on freedom of expression.

  • 7 Jan 2013

    An organisation representing Britain's big charity chiefs says the Prime Minister is failing on the 'Big Society', while they suffer from huge cuts.

  • 31 Dec 2012

    Quaker Meetings are not hotbeds of the competitive instinct and in most Meeting Houses you will probably find a poster depicting two donkeys tethered to each other, straining in opposite directions to reach bundles of hay. In the second frame, the animals have realised the futility of their actions and are standing side by side munching contentedly from the same manger. 'Co-operation is better than conflict' is the caption.

  • 19 Dec 2012

    The group Republic, which campaigns for democratic alternatives to the monarchy, has criticised the Queen’s visit to yesterday morning’s cabinet meeting.

  • 7 Dec 2012

    Advocates of equal marriage, including Christians, have welcomed the PM's commitment to allow religious bodies to conduct same-sex ceremonies.